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Author Kiran Desai on early success and the Booker Prize

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Latest update : 2014-04-21

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl's labour of love

On today’s musical edition of Encore! we catch up with Sean Lennon and his girlfriend and musical partner-in-crime Charlotte Kemp Muhl as their new album "Midnight Sun" comes out. The pair open up to France 24 music critic Mariam Saab about what inspired their latest album, what it’s like to manage Sean’s mother, Yoko Ono, and whether a Beatles sons' tour is on the cards.

Plus: her milkshake may have brought all the boys to the yard, but will singer-songwriter Kelis’ new serving of sounds on her latest album “Food” continue to tantalise listeners? 

And we take a look at a touching cover of Australian singer Chrissy Amphlett’s iconic tune. A year after the Australian rock singer passed away after losing her battle with breast cancer, her wish for her song “I touch myself” to become an anthem for women’s health has been realised.

By Jade BARKER

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2014-09-19 culture

Author Kiran Desai on early success and the Booker Prize

Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai talks to Clovis Casali about the third novel she's currently working on. Born in India, she's spent most of her life in the United States and...

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2014-09-18 contemporary art

The Biennale des Antiquaires: Where Miro meets million-dollar jewellery and antiques

It’s been called a destination of pleasure. For more than half a century visitors have been coming to Paris' Grand Palais for the grandest and most spectacular of all art and...

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2014-09-17 cinema

Encore's Film Show: Spies, doppelgangers and gay rights activists

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role in "A Most Wanted Man", the "Sin City" sequel and...

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2014-09-16 culture

Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

Over the past 50 years, her body of work has established her as not just a great writer, but as a sort of prophet forecasting tomorrow's world. She wrote about the female body in...

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2014-09-15 Apple

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

In Encore's weekly music show we're talking about the "dramatic step forward in music distribution" as U2 release their new album for free on iTunes. We also have the round up of...

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